Adventures in Reading

I Ain’t Dead & Bookstore Happenings
December 13, 2008, 9:01 am
Filed under: maintenance, thoughtful | Tags: , ,

I’ve been absent over the past few weeks and though I had a rather light course load this semester, the conclusion of the year was pretty demanding. But everything is finished and today is my first day of nearly a month without any classes (though I will still be plugging away at the bookstore).

The bookstore has been interesting. We’ve been frightfully busy and anyone popping in would be surprised to learn of the economic situation of the country. Whether this is true or not, but I had one customer tell me that she believed people were looking to give more meaningful and lasting gifts this year. After all, there are few gifts as meaningful and lasting that you can purchase for the price of a book!

(Also allow me to add that at present I am not too keen on WordPress’ recent interface alterations. Usually tech-like changes don’t bother me in the least, but I don’t find it intuitive at all. Perhaps I just need to play with it a bit more. I just inadvertently deleted about 20 comments. Sorry!)



Hope you didn’t delete my post about being penpals – sent you a message on Ning as well:)

Comment by amateurdelivre

Books might benefit some. it will be interesting to see how hard they will be hit in this economy. I know that the few gifts I am buying this year will be books.

Comment by Nicole

Awesome that people are buying books!! And glad things are calming down for you a bit.

Comment by Trish

I am not personally affected by the financial crisis as such (I do have some loans that I worry a bit about, but I have a job and haven’t felt I had less money to play with…yet) so my gift-budget is more or less the same as it has been previous years. I always buy books as gifts, and I have to agree that it is a very, very, very good thing to both give and receive. Couldn’t agree more.

Comment by Louise

Re: wordpress, I can recommend the following plug-in:

I’ve been using it for a couple months, and it’s great for WP navigation (especially with the new changes to 2.7 — now I can almost ignore them!). It’s pretty intuitive and quite customizable.

Comment by Christine

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